Nothing lasts forever! But I truly love every moment that happens. I try to make it a point to take in the moments that I share with the people in my life and that I work with. I try to appreciate them for all that they are in the moment because I know everything is temporary.
As creatives, we are often picky people, emotional people, very sensitive at times, and protective. Maybe most prominent though, is our stubbornness. We believe in our points of view strongly and it's hard to change our minds. That can make it hard for us to build new relationships sometimes because of our unwillingness to compromise. While there are some standards that should not ever be compromised, I am so guilty of this!
Many relationships and potential relationships have suffered because of it. However, at the end of the day, we all have to embrace who and what we are and be patient with others and ourselves as we go about our maturation process. We have to let the chips fall where they may until we all reach our points of full bloom, if there ever is such a thing... Life is an ongoing learning process and we can only be most compatible with those who are on a similar "wavelength" at the same time with us, which is why I so appreciate the relationships that I have, when I have them, for however long they remain...because it's rare to find those true connections.
And when they end, at least I'm a photographer. So I'll always have photographs to remember.